FACEM - provenience studies on pottery in the central mediterranean


fabric descriptionobject dataarchaeometry
fabric type COS-C-2
ware Coarse Wares
Pantellerian Ware
supposed site of production Pantelleria
certainty of arguments archaeological: quite certain
visual excamination of fresh break colour light reddish brown, texture coarse, numerous fine to large inclusions: white, black, grey, red, mica, voids
colour of freshly broken section (munsell) reddish brown 2.5 YR 5/4
texture of freshly broken surface granular
hardness soft
porosity 10%; void form: vughy (0.04-2.4), channel (0.06-2.0); void length: 0.04-2.4
inclusions 15%, length: <0.04-1.6
sorting unsorted


mica frequent, spherical, angular, elongate, white, <0.04-0.06
calciumcarbonate very frequent, subrounded, subspherical - very spherical, elongate - subelongate, white, red and white, 0.04-1.6
reddish inclusions frequent, subrounded, very spherical - subspherical, elongate, red, reddish brown, <0.04-0.06
black inclusions very frequent, very angular - subangular, subrounded, subspherical, elongate - subelongate, black, <0.04-0.7
more inclusions2 frequent, very angular - subangular, subrounded, elongate, subelongate - very elongate, subspherical, clear, grey, white, 0.04-1.4
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